The Rolling Stones Biography

The Rolling Stones have stayed together longer than any other band


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The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English band whose RnB and rock & roll infused music became popular during the so-called ‘British Invasion’ in the early 1960s.

Incredibly, the band has stuck together ever since and they still tour and record together.

Although they were around at the same time as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Cream and The Kinks. The Rolling Stones have outlived of these other bands, living up to the English rock and roll lifestyle.

Approaching sixty years as a band, The Rolling Stones have gathered catalogue of hits such as ‘Start Me Up’, ‘Satisfaction’, ‘Wild Horses’, ‘Angie’, ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ and ‘Honky Tonk Women’.

Angie was written three years before Hotel California!

‘Angie’ is a single by The Rolling Stones, from their 1973 album ‘Goats Head Soup’.

Not the most obvious Rolling Stones track, ‘Angie’ is one of those tracks that everybody knows without knowing it! This makes it an excellent choice for the set list.

If you think it sounds a bit like ‘Hotel California’ by The Eagles, think again. ‘Hotel California’ was released three years after ‘Angie’.

Reaching #1 in America and #5 in the UK, ‘Angie’ was the biggest success of the ‘Goats Head Soup’ album.

So, who is Angie? Some say ‘Angie’ is a reference to Mick Jagger’s affair with David Bowie‘s girlfriend Angela but Mick has denied this on several occasions.

Mick instead refers to Keith, who actually wrote the song. Keith says he can clearly remember that it had something to do with his daughter who’s named Angela.

Many children of the 70s have been named after this classic Rolling Stones ballad.